January Now Then magazine – feeding the community

Now we are in January, most of us are over the ‘indulging until we are overflowing’, and many of us have made resolutions to be healthier, setting ourselves goals for ways of living to make 2017 a great year.

One of the ways we can all make a difference in relation to food is to look at the opportunities around us, taking the time to think about how we can each give a little back to the community we live in.

There are various ways to get involved in food charities, co-operatives or projects – for example, through the food banks which exist to help provide food for people and their families who are unable to feed themselves due to a variety of reasons. There are a fair few food banks in Sheffield which cover the breadth of city, from Firth Park and Stocksbridge to Attercliffe. The Sheffield Food Bank website lists the different groups, so you can see what is in your area, how you can donate, where collections take place and get specific ‘shopping lists’. Go and take a look.

Read the article in full here and find out more about the work of the Real Junk Food project, Foodhall, Foodcycle, Whirlow Hall Farm and New Roots.

Photo: Real Junk Food project Facebook